Conventions for Database Names

When you create a database instance, you define the name of the database instance (database name). The following restrictions apply:

·        The maximum length of a database name is 8 characters.

·        The database name may only contain characters from the 7-Bit ASCII character set.

·        The database name must not begin with an underscore or a period.

·        When you create a database instance, the database system automatically changes all lowercase letters in the database name into uppercase letters.

See also:

Creating and Configuring a Database Instance

Overview of the Database System